Because You’re God and God Alone

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This song conveys my feeling for the day, You’re God and God Alone.

My Lord is with me wherever I go, doing whatever I’m doing. He is ever present! He lives in me. I am His temple and yes, He dwells in me.

This means, when I am doing God’s will – being humble, honest, trustworthy, respectful, kind, faithful, gentle, joyful, patient, at peace, and demonstrate self-control (Galatians 5:22,23), He’s with me.

It also means when I am selfish, unkind, judgmental, impatient, chaotic, self-indulgent, jealous, intoxicated (by life or substance), immoral, and hateful, He is with me.

Knowing  He is God, and God Alone, causes me to pause before opening my mouth, E34FD46B-3453-459A-AA06-03E5B0993655and before taking action, to think which of these traits (the Fruit of the Spirit) am I demonstrating. Are they Christ’s traits or that of the evil one. If by chance, my actions fall under the latter list, I repent and note that I must be more alert, praying not to repeat that negative trait again, and reduce its frequency until it no longer has a life. It’s a lifelong process.

God wants us all to be saved and someday join Him in Heaven. He has the time to guide us and mold us in His likeness. Our role is to take time to build our relationship with Him and become more Christlike.

Have a blessed day.

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Power In The Name Of Jesus

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The Name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

There is power in the name of Jesus. He breaks every chain.

“Jesus is a consecrated place; a place of refuge; a place of protection. With Jesus we find sacredness and peace and calmness, protection and refuge from a world that has hurt us and abused us. Coming to God is like coming home where we know we are safe, we are accepted, we are loved. And, there is nothing we have to do to earn it.”

Sometimes it is enough to simply call out his Name in times of need or praise, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, other times use His Name in the opening, ‘Jesus’ and the close of prayer, ‘In Jesus Name, Amen’.

Put this in your spirit.

Repeat this throughout the day and change the atmosphere in your life. This is my meditation for the day. Join me in changing your atmosphere and your life. This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it and nestle in His love for you.

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Quote from: There Really Is Power in the Name of Jesus. Charisma news.com, last lines paraphrased.

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God, Time and Repentence

God is always on time!

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

God is always on time. Man defines time, not God. His promises are real but may not be considered timely by man. Repentance is part of the equation in receiving God’s promises.

What does God, time,and repentance mean in our lives? I believe that it is our responsibility, as Christians, to always access what is going on in our lives on a daily basis and announce to God our wrong doings or sin. He is looking for growth and while He knows what is happening, He wants to hear it from us, just as our parents did when we were young. When I was young I equated sin with the Ten Commandments, but it is so much more, it encompasses all that we do, say and think that is not Christ-like.

When pondering our sin questions arise like, did I exhibit anger when I should have been kind or at least kept my anger to myself (acknowledging all is not perfect), was I haughty, prideful, unrelenting, judgemental or greedy? If we can acknowledge our sins and repent, and intentionally attempt to change our dispositions, God acknowledges our growth. This is a life long process, it is demonstrating growth over time.

Time is defined by man, not God. It is how we gauge growth which also means that we gauge God’s responses by our sense of time, not His. Everything we do or think is considered a learning opportunity by God. His goal is to insure we are saved. The length of time it takes to grow in the Word through action and deed is on us, not God. He keeps His promises when He sees that we are ready to receive them.

Rejoice

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I open with my favorite Bible Scripture.

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

What does that mean to you? To me, it means that no matter the circumstances in my life, I am God’s child and I am rejoicing in the Lord. My conditions, good or bad, do not define my relationship with my Father. H’s ‘Got me’, ‘He’s Got the thing, whatever the thing is’, I turn all things over to Him. He will lead me to still waters. He will make a way of escape from impending danger. He will heal me. He will meet my daily needs. He will speak to me when I feel lonely. He guides me. He cares for me and keeps me in all of His ways.

I rejoice in our Lord and am glad in it. The world does not shackle me. The Lord frees me. The Lord frees us!

What a great way to begin the day!